Held annually on CF Orr Stakes Day, the Autumn Stakes is a competitive Group 2 race for three-year-olds. Officially registered as the Autumn Stakes, it has featured under various names in recent years to reflect the sponsors of the race. The event is staged over the 1400m distance at Caulfield Racecourse in mid-February for the Autumn Racing Carnival. Gallopers which enter this race tend to have the $500,000 Group 1 Australian Guineas, a similar style race held at Flemington three weeks later, in their sights. Horses which in the Autumn Stakes usually come through the Group 3 CS Hayes Stakes or the Group 3 The Vanity Stakes.
The race is run under set weight and penalty conditions, making it ideal for quality horses on the up. The Autumn Stakes honour roll includes a number of star performers including; Denman (2010), Apache Cat (2006), Special Harmony (2004), St Covert (1995) and Canny Lad (1991).
|2016||MAHUTA||BRAD RAWILLER||DARREN WEIR||01:23.4|
|2015||SAN NICASIO||BEN MELHAM||PETER MOODY||01.23.6|
|2014||THUNDER FANTASY||MARK ZAHRA||ANTHONY CUMMINGS||01:23.8|
|2013||MULAAZEM||LUKE NOLAN||PETER MOODY||01:23.6|
|2012||PIED A TERRE||MARK ZAHRA||SAEED BIN SUROOR||01:24.7|
|2011||DUSTY STAR||CRAIG WILLIAMS||P MORGAN & C WIDDISON||01:37.2|
|2010||DENMAN||KERRIN MCEVOY||PETER SNOWDEN||01:23.3|
|2009||FRAVASHI||KERRIN MCEVOY||SAEED BIN SUROOR||01:22.8|
|2008||LIGHT FANTASTIC||STEVEN KING||MICK PRICE||01:23.2|
|2007||CATECHUCHU||CRAIG WILLIAMS||DAVID HAYES||01:24.7|
|2006||APACHE CAT||GLEN BOSS||GREG EURELL||01:24.7|